This year marks the 75th anniversary of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini’s canonization. Mother Cabrini is a special saint in the state of Colorado, as she founded the Queen of Heaven girls’ orphanage here while carrying out missionary work during her lifetime, and the property upon which it was founded is now home to the beloved Mother Cabrini Shrine. The legacy and spirit of Mother Cabrini remains very much alive at the Shrine, and visitors are invited and encouraged to share in that legacy.
To honor Mother Cabrini’s diamond jubilee of canonization, Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila has decreed that those who visit the Mother Cabrini Shrine and spend time in prayer will be granted a partial indulgence, beginning on the Feast of Mother Cabrini, Nov. 13, and going to her feast day in 2022. For those who are homebound or unable to make a pilgrimage to the Shrine for grave reasons, they, too, can be granted a partial indulgence by uniting their prayers to those who visit the Shrine.